Many people have been asking about the eight million dollar Ocracoke bridge project, and wondering what sort of progress is being made. You can go right "to the horse's mouth" as they say, and get the latest official information here: http://www.ocracokebridges.com/. On that page is a link to the latest Progress Report. I have copied the link here: Detailed Construction Progress Report.
As of February 01, 70% of the project was complete, including 100% of the substructure on all but one of the bridges. The decks on the completed sections were 90%-95% completed. I assume they are just waiting to lay the asphalt.
It looks like it won't be long before Highway 12 is again open to traffic. We'll let you know as soon as it is.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is inspired by an April, 1942 article about the island in The State magazine. You can read it here.